JOHN CONNOLLY : he
Talk, Reading and Screening of a Laurel & Hardy film.
Bestselling author John Connolly talking about his new novel ‘he’. It is a unique look at the life of Stan Laurel and the Golden Age of Hollywood …and the artistic compromises brought on by success.
An extraordinary re-imagining of the life of one of the greatest screen comedians the world has ever known: a man who knew both adoration and humiliation; who loved, and was loved in turn; who betrayed, and was betrayed; who never sought to cause pain to others, yet left a trail of affairs and broken marriages in his wake . . . and whose life was ultimately defined by one relationship of such tenderness and devotion that only death could sever it: his partnership with the man he knew as Babe.
‘he’ is an intensely compassionate study of the tension between commercial demands and artistic integrity, the human frailties behind even the greatest of artists, and one of the most enduring and beloved partnerships in cinema history: Laurel &Hardy.
John Connolly is author of the Charlie Parker mysteries. His debut ‘Every Dead Thing’ swiftly launched him right into the front rank of thriller writers, and all his subsequent novels have been Sunday Times bestsellers.
Rewarding and uplifting. Connolly has stepped outside the crime genre to publish a literary novel of real merit.’ nudebooks.com
7.00p.m. MONDAY 4th SEPTEMBER 2017
ROPETACKLE ARTS CENTRE
Little High Street, Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex, BN43 5EG
Tickets (£8.00) are available from
Ropetackle Arts Centre
Tel: 01273 464440 www.ropetacklecentre.co.uk